Well, what do you know? Turns out that signing a North American Call of Duty team wasn't the only surprise we had up our sleeves this week.
Curse is proud to announce the signing of a European Call of Duty team, set to wreak havoc in the European circuit in the good name of Curse.com!
Previously known as Team Dominance, the newly christened Team Curse EU is one of the top teams in all of Europe, having members who have taken top honors in a wealth of tournaments and events for Call of Duty over the past few years.
These victories include an impressive array of 1st, 2nd and 3rd place victories at European Gaming League (EGL) events.
Members of the team have also been on hand at Call of Duty XP, the major convention that took place in Los Angeles in 2011 as well as the Gamestop Finals for Modern Warfare 2, taking 3rd place in that event and grabbing $10,000 in winnings.
Team Curse EU is made up of team captain Scott Brass, Ellis Strouthos, Jordan Haydney and Sam Bissell. Learn more about the guys below:
Team Captain Scott ‘Mak’ Brass (Twitter) has consistently placed highly over his career as a Call of Duty competitive gamer. Constantly underestimated, Scott regularly outperformed the expectations that were placed upon him and his teams including victories at EGL 1,3 and 4 as well as coming second only to Optic at EGL 5. With the new title comes new challenges and Scott is aiming for the top with Team Curse.
Ellis ‘Blackk’ Strouthos (Twitter) joined the team just after EGL 4. Since then he has gone on to prove why the team sought him out, performing to the highest standard at every event he has attended including an MVP performance at EGL 7. LAN event victory under has evaded Ellis so far, coming second place at both EGL 5 and EGL 7, something he will be looking to correct this year.
Jordan ‘Vapez’ Haydney (Twitter) re-established himself as a top player on his return to the scene with a MVP performance for the then Fnatic line up at EGL 4. Having made a couple of roster changes no one expected Fnatic to go on and win the event but they did and that roster went on to become the current Team Curse lineup. Jordan is another consistent performer, well known for his patience within the game and great decision making. Having rejoined the team last year he will be looking to climb back to the very top again.
Sam ‘Bissell’ Bissell (Twitter) was another member of the EGL 4 winning Fnatic team. Much like Jordan, Sam returned from a break at EGL 3 to the unexpected winners. Modern Warfare 3 saw Bissell take another extended break following a poor showing from the then TCM-Gaming line up. Upon the announcement of Tobi’s retirement Sam was immediately called upon to fill the slot left by the veteran and longtime teammate. Sam has been considered one of the best SMG slayers on the game for a long period of time, well known for his high aggression.
Curse is proud to welcome the guys into the fold as Team Curse EU and we're looking forward to bringing you the latest in team news, event recaps and updates right here on FPSGeneral.com!